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Dakar Rally day 14: Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 19 January 2009 11:43

Simon Pavey has finished in 42nd place on the final timed stage of the 2009 Dakar Rally to secure 68th overall and his fifth career finish of what is regarded as the toughest event in the world. The Australian has completed the penultimate Stage of the 16-day, off-road endurance event, finishing the Special Timed Stage in 42nd position and is ...

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Dakar Day 12 – Simon Pavey Blog

Michael Guy, 16 January 2009 11:39

Simon Pavey has reached the finish of the toughest day of the 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally. The BMW rider finished an impressive 45th in the extreme Stage 12 200km Special Timed Stage and now holds 73rd overall. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “What a stage! The sand was so soft, that it seemed untrue. I started absolutely dead ...

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Dakar Rally day 10: Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 14 January 2009 16:51

Simon Pavey was forced to ride 200km off-road with a flat tyre after his mousse blew, but through sheer determination managed to complete stage ten and as a result remains in the Dakar Rally. Writing for MCN Pavey said: “I have made it to the finish safely. The mouse blew in my tyre today, so I had to ride with ...

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Dakar day 10 – Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 13 January 2009 14:08

BMW’s Simon Pavey got his Dakar back on track after suffering a crascked head gasket problem on day eight to post the the 34th quickest time on day tens special stage. Pavey’s impressive result has escalated him up to 47th in the overall standings. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “I was obviously worried about whether or not we could fix the ...

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Dakar day 9: Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 12 January 2009 10:17

After racing his BMW G650 Xchallenge almost 5,000 kilometres through to Stage 8 of the punishing 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally, Simon Pavey suffered his first major problem in the Rally. The World of BMW Off Road Skills Chief Instructor suffered bike problems from the start of today, but managed to nurse his motorcycle across the first stage in ...

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Dakar day 7 - Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 10 January 2009 16:00

The World of BMW Off-Road Skills Chief Instructor Simon Pavey has impressively finished Day 7 of the Rally, riding 815km from Mendoza in Argentina and crossing the border to Chile to arrive in the bivouac in Valparaiso. Pavey finished the Special Timed Stage in a credible 58th position and is placed 49th overall in the Rally. Writing for MCN, Pavey ...

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Dakar day 6 - Simon Pavey Blog

Rob Hull, 09 January 2009 10:44

World of BMW Off Road Skills Chief Instructor Simon Pavey has secured his best Special Stage result of the 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally on the sixth day of the event. Pavey was 34th overall in the 178km Special, on route from San Rafael to Mendoza in South America and now lies 42nd overall in the motorcycle category. Originally ...

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Dakar day 5 - Simon Pavey Blog

Michael Guy, 08 January 2009 11:43

Honorary Brit, Simon Pavey dug deep on the hardest stage of the Dakar to secure an impressive 46th place finish on the arduous 506KM sixth stage. His strong result moves the BMW man up to 45th overall in the standings. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “It was a really tough day today. I rode about 220km without a front brake ...

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Dakar day 4 – Simon Pavey Blog

Michael Guy, 07 January 2009 15:23

Six times Dakar veteran Simon Pavey secured his best result in the Rally Special Stages so far, of 48th position and moved up 20 places to 65th overall in the motorcycle category. Day four of the Rally featured the shortest distanced Special Stage – originally 459km and reduced to 380km due to Rally administrative reasons. Racing from Jacobacci to Neuquen ...

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Dakar Day three – Simon Pavey Blog

Michael Guy, 06 January 2009 12:26

Simon Pavey used his experience gained from competing in seven Dakar rallies during his careers to post another strong result on day three of the 2009 event. The 41 year old Australian claimed an impressive 81st position on the shortened 551KM third stage and now sits in 85th position. Dakar day two blog Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “Today was ...

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